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'I went to my own mother's funeral not knowing it was her'

By Patricia Devlin

THERE are not many in this world who have faced the depths of disappointment that Tony Kelly has, and managed to persevere on with a smile. 971 more words

'You are holding your baby and you are being told you are a filthy, selfish whore'

By Patricia Devlin

WHEN Terri Harrison discovered her period was late in February 1973, she knew she had to leave Catholic Ireland.

“The plan was if I discovered I wasn’t pregnant I’d have a ball for about a month and then come home,” said Terri.  1,038 more words

Child number 1629 - David's story

By Patricia Devlin

This month I spoke to a number of survivors of Ireland’s horrific mother and baby institutions.

One of those was David Kinsella, a Dublin man who was born in the notorious St Patrick’s facility on the Navan Road. 1,241 more words

Branded a fallen woman, but Mary was just another victim of Catholic Ireland.

By Patricia Devlin

WHEN Francis Timmons held his dying mother’s hand, he felt like the luckiest man on earth.
For not many children who survived the horrors of the 1970’s Irish care system were as fortunate to be with their mothers. 784 more words

A Tale of Two Passports.

You have to feel sorry for the poor souls working in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in the South. Since the summer, they must have witnessed an increase in workload. 1,557 more words

Student Blog

Everton's Koeman enraged with Ireland: "You're killing the player"

Everton manager Ronald Koeman is steaming at Ireland’s treatment of James McCarthy.

The midfielder had missed weeks after undergoing groin surgery, and had yet to return to game action when he left Goodison Park for Ireland duty. 268 more words

Premier League

Moldova v Republic of Ireland: Date, kick-off time, TV channel and odds

Republic of Ireland will be looking to continue their positive start to World Cup 2018 qualification when they take on Moldova on Sunday.

Ireland have started their qualifying campaign with four points from their first two games, winning their last outing against Georgia on Thursday night 1-0 thanks to a Seamus Coleman goal. 118 more words